It’s the season for JOY. Celebrate while keeping it healthy with this delicious, easy homemade chocolate bark with the delightful bursts of goji berries and a wee bit of snipped mint leaves to add the beautiful colours of the season!
Goji Berries, also called Wolfberry are tiny little SUPERFOODS that boast a huge amount of Vitamin A – great for LUNGS, and promote eye health. They are powerful antioxidants that provide immune support for the kidneys and liver and help to ease depression and improve sleep.
Add your choice of nuts, and roast them in the oven beforehand for a deeper flavour Here is a great list of nuts you can use such as:
- Brazil Nuts
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Pine Nuts
Mix and match dried and natural fruits such as: blueberries, blackberries, dried apricots, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, golden raisins, dates or figs. Your choice.
Add a drop of PURE essential Oil of PEPPERMINT or ORANGE to your creations and get a little FRESH mint leaves for this recipe below:
- 1/2 cup cacao powder – unsweetened
- 1 cup coconut butter
- 1 tsp. real butter
- 1 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- A few fresh, chopped mint leaves
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt – large chunk or flaky is best
- (Reserve a little cacao powder for dusting if desired)
- 1 cup of nuts of your choice from list above
- 1 cup fruits of your choice from list above
Add butter, coconut butter, cacao powder and the maple syrup to a small pot and warm up til all ingredients are blending well. Remove once mixture is smooth. (AT this point: Add peppermint oil or orange oil IF desired – depending on your flavour choice).
Fold in nuts as chosen and mix gently. Spread chocolatey mixture into a shallow glass or ceramic baking dish. Add fruits and goji berries by pressing them into the soft mixture gently – making patterns or just scattered around. Gently add fresh chopped mint leaves – again, arranging across the top to make pattern or scattered to blend with colours.
Place in freezer for 45-50 minutes to set. Remove bark and break into pieces. Can be wrapped for a nice gift.
Merry Healthy Christmas!